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The Future of SBS 2011 CALs?

    Question

  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 goes End Of Life in 2013. Does anyone know how long I will be able to sell CALs for SBS 2011? I've been told, by a Microsoft pre-sales support person, that the end date will be June 30, 2016, but he couldn't provide a Microsoft link attesting to that. I couldn't find a link either. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:32 PM

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  • Couldn't find a direct post from Microsoft, but found this from HP...
     
     
    Q: What are the possibilities of extending Windows SBS 2011 Standard licenses beyond 2013?
     
    A: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard will remain available through the OEM channel until December 31, 2013, and will remain available in all other current channels until June 30, 2013. The Windows SBS 2011 CAL Suite will remain available through the OEM channel until December 31, 2016, and will remain available in all other current channels until June 30, 2016.
     

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    Merv  Porter   [SBS-MVP]
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:33 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi, for CAL/licensing related questions, you can call 1-800-426-9400 (select option 4), Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (PST) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist.

    Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/worldwide.aspx to find contact information in their locations.


    Sean Zhu

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:02 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Couldn't find a direct post from Microsoft, but found this from HP...
     
     
    Q: What are the possibilities of extending Windows SBS 2011 Standard licenses beyond 2013?
     
    A: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard will remain available through the OEM channel until December 31, 2013, and will remain available in all other current channels until June 30, 2013. The Windows SBS 2011 CAL Suite will remain available through the OEM channel until December 31, 2016, and will remain available in all other current channels until June 30, 2016.
     

    --
    Merv  Porter   [SBS-MVP]
    ============================
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:33 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi, for CAL/licensing related questions, you can call 1-800-426-9400 (select option 4), Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (PST) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist.

    Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/worldwide.aspx to find contact information in their locations.


    Sean Zhu

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:02 AM
    Moderator